Wednesday, 15 October 2014

8 Reasons Why You Should Make Pancakes for Dinner

I've started reading too many articles which start with numbers.  Like: "9 lessons you won't learn in business school" or "5 things no ones told you before" or "50 signs you may be an arse hole" etc.  I actually realised, they were the only articles I clicked on.  So, whilst making pancakes, I decided to come up with my own.  About pancakes.  Because I truly believe that crepes, aka pancakes are just brilliant, in so many ways.

1)  Price.
Pancakes are super cheap.  You only need flour, eggs and milk.  You can even do half milk and half water if you don't want to use up all your milk, or if you want to save your milk for when you eat your sweet pancakes.

2)  Facility.
Pancakes are so easy to make.  When I say "so easy" I mean, extremely simple.  Anyone can make pancakes.  You mix the ingredients and then you pour a thin layer of batter into a non- stick frying pan.  Then you flip the pancake.  The more experienced you are, the better the pancake flipping.

3) Fun/ Entertaining.
Pancakes are very fun.  You often see them at fun fairs, being sold along with other "fun" foods such as candy floss and lollipops.

4) Great for Vegetarians and Meat Eaters.
Your friends given up meat for lent?  Your cousin watched a horror show on how piglets are stored?  Your colleagues on a meat free diet?  Say no more!  Pancakes are great for vegetarians.  However, they are also great if you love meat since you can make them with ham, chicken, smoked salmon, bacon, etc.  So either way, great.

5) Kids love 'em.
You're a mum?  You're a dad?  You're a big sister?  An older brother?  Kids love pancakes.  There is even a pancake song that you can learn that can be sung around the dinner table.  Just music for the ears (and for the mouth.)

6) Amazing both sweet and savoury.
Pancakes are a brilliant dessert.  They are dessert but they are also main.  If you have a sweet tooth, they are perfect because you can incorporate the sweet ones into your meal.

7) Can be healthy and unhealthy.
We all have fat friends and we all have thin friends too.  A pancake can be made healthy, with a side salad, or super unhealthy with extra cheese and cream.  Again, the possibilities are endless.

8) Can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bored of the chicken mayo sandwiches at pret-a-manger?  Annoyed with the fact that nearly a tenner goes on lunch every day?  Whilst you put your shoes and socks on in the morning, a pancake can be prepped at the same time.  It can be neatly folded with your choice of toppings inside and put in a tupper ware, and eaten hot or cold.   So, bring your pancake to the park and beat the lunch queues.

You're Welcome.

No fuss Crepe Mix:

250g Flour
3 Large Eggs
500ml semi- skimmed milk
Pinch of Salt
1 Tsp. Sugar
Butter or oil to grease pan.

In a large bowl, mix your flour, salt and eggs and mix with a whisk. Add the milk little by little, whilst you mix.  If there are lumps either blitz the mixture with a blitzer, or wait a few hours and mix again.